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Businessman challenging city on parachuting rights

Of course not! That airport is way too busy for skydiving activities. Smaller airports are more appropriate in that, there are fewer aircraft. I've seen where other airports have been met with the attitude expressed here by some folks and skydiving activities have continued with little or no consequence. Opinions formed from rumor and inuendo are of no good. People need to open their minds and educate themselves on the subject before forming their ideas. Too many people have the opinion that all skydivers are 'crazy', 'insane' or worse. Skydivers come from all walks of life and are educated people. I've known doctors, lawyers, business professionals, ranchers and farmers and so-on, who skydive. Skydiving is no more dangerous than snow boarding, water skiing, football or baseball. Skydiving is a highly organized activity. Maybe, if the folks who want to open a skydiving operation at the airport were just given an opportunity to do it, those nay sayers would see that it's really not all that bad. They should be given the chance.

Chuck

November 18, 2011 at 10:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Businessman challenging city on parachuting rights

The Big W makes a very good point. Airport officials and the skydiving community should get their heads together and work-out a plan that will work for all concerned. Skydivers are a very safety minded group of people who greatly enjoy what they do. They are also, aware of FAA regulations and what will maintain a safe atmosphere. Skydivers also support local businesses ie restaurants, hotels/motels and etc. Big events held by a skydiving group brings more business. This whole matter should be approached by both sides with open minds and put aside the 'fears' that have been brought about over time about skydiving. I'm certain, both parties involved can come to a reasonable agreement in regard to this matter.

Chuck

November 18, 2011 at 9:13 a.m. ( | suggest removal )